Bengt Karl Erik Lindström was one of Sweden's best known contemporary artists with a characteristic style of distinct colors, often including contorted faces. Although he was never a member of the CoBrA-group, his style is seen as strongly linked to CoBrA.
Lindström was born in 1925 at Storsjö kapell, Härjedalen, Sweden. In 1944, he moved to Stockholm to study under the Swedish painter Isaac Grünewald. In 1948, he moved to Paris, where studied under the French painters André Lhote and Fernand Léger. He remained in France at Savigny sur Orge for the rest of his artistic career.
Lindström is well known for his outdoor decorations, such as mural paintings and colorful sculptures. One of his most famous sculptures is the massive Y-sculpture at Midlanda Airport north of Sundsvall, Sweden. Bengt Lindström died in 2008 in Sundsvall, Sweden.